- Arrested Grant County deputy accused of assault, attempted rape by spouse
- ODOT asks drivers to slow for construction after flagger struck in Mt. Vernon
- LSU students join to mourn the death of University freshman found dead in Cypress Hall with vigil
- Shooting the Breeze: Wolf sightings
- HUNT GUIDE: Madden bags four big game animals in one season
- Final Innovation Gateway plan presented
- Cops and Courts: Sept. 11, 2019
- Supreme Court ruling on unanimous jury verdicts could throw decades of Oregon convictions into question
- Grant County deputy arrested on attempted rape, other charges
- Prairie City volleyball sweeps three teams over weekend
Kaden Madden, 17, has bagged a big game animal every season since he was 12, but last year was epic with a buck, a doe, a bull and a near-record black bear.
My first book bull will always hold a dear place in my heart as “finally I’ve arrived!” Ha!
Everyone likes shooting nice tight little groups, and I must admit that is really fun. Lord knows I’ve spent and will yet spend many an hour doing just that. But from a practical point of view…
The Tamaracks of gold, like the ancients of old, since the beginning of time,
When Andy Day of John Day went out for bow season in the fall of 2017, he wasn’t hunting for a trophy deer but for prize memories with his grandsons, 6-year-old Noah Cobb and 4-year-old Cooper…
The mild winter with warmer temperatures and little snow abruptly ended in late February when several feet or more of the fluffy stuff fell within a few days in many parts of the state, especi…
If you haven’t tried a one-pan meal yet, and you’re looking for a new recipe for elk steaks, here is a winner for you. The mixture of three types of mustard and honey along with spices creates…
Rylee Browning doesn’t remember the earliest times she went hunting with her parents. She was still an infant riding in a pack carried by her mother, Winnie.
Motorcyclists interested in “the road less traveled” — free of heavy traffic — will find the sights, curves, forests and rock formations in Grant County a breath of fresh air.
Rich gold diggings in the Elkhorn Mountains of Eastern Oregon drew 5,000 residents to the town of Sumpter in the early 1900s. At its height, Sumpter claimed plank sidewalks, seven hotels, 16 s…
A drive through Dayville, Kimberly, Spray, Monument and Long Creek offers an abundance of scenic views, but the area is more than just a feast for the eyes.
Swimming, hiking, fishing and mountain biking — Magone Lake offers an abundance of recreational opportunities on the Malheur National Forest.
The gold mining boom and bust in Oregon’s Blue Mountains left a legacy of altered landscapes and industrial-sized historical artifacts that draw visitors from around the U.S.
Olive Lake is unique in offering visitors a trifecta of recreation, nature watching and history all in one package.
In his first state of the city address in March 2018, John Day City Manager Nick Green called on the city to be smart about spending and to stick with its strategy for success.
The collapse of the timber industry in Grant County over the past decades negatively impacted the entire community, from jobs to schools to public services.
The challenges facing Grant County are clearly economic. Loss of timber mill jobs has impacted all sectors of the local economy. But there are successes. County government continues to provide…
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for tourism in Grant County.
Long Creek is a can-do community.
Two major upgrades in Dayville, supported by significant grants, include the renovation of the 99-year-old Dayville Community Hall and 95-year-old Dayville School.
At 4,690 feet on Highway 395 in Bear Valley, the small town of Seneca was a company town that has evolved over the years into a cohesive community serving surrounding ranches and occasional tourists.
Prairie City took a hit in 2009 with the closure of the Prairie Wood Products mill outside of town and a general decline in timber production during the past decades.
Monument is a town where everyone waves hello.
Canyon City has the richest history of any community in Grant County. Founded in June 1862 with a gold rush that drew 10,000 miners within months, making it the largest city in Oregon, Canyon …
The Grant County Economic Development office offers a wide variety of assistance, both in knowledge with business and organization planning and the ability to connect with funding and other re…
The People Mover has come a long way since it was founded in the 1970s. Still considered a frontier county, it was once a small, volunteer-ran program through the Senior Citizens Association t…
Mt. Vernon city officials are moving on three major projects, including wastewater system upgrades, city park improvements and a new location for city hall, which will create space for a new museum.
Bringing broadband internet connectivity to Grant County has been a geographic, financial and political challenge, but some light glimmers at the end of the tunnel.
Two years ago, the city of John Day embarked on an ambitious project — to purchase and restore the Oregon Pine mill site to create a home for our new wastewater treatment plant. But it wasn’t …
Adding a deck or patio to a home adds living space and value. The project can also be an enjoyable spring or summer building activity.
Julia Justice wants her customers to be successful gardeners.
For fresh ideas on decorating with a Grant County twist, shoppers will want to check out “etc. A Unique Boutique” in downtown John Day.
Healthy living in Grant County: The essential reference for quality care.
January is an interesting month.
Oregon’s suicide rate has been increasing since 2000, but people can take proactive steps to combat it.
The digital revolution has allowed people with physical ailments to learn more about their conditions by visiting websites, such as WebMD, for the past 10 years.
There’s no need to travel halfway around the world to enjoy the benefits of tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art.
There have been many exciting changes at Blue Mountain Hospital District over the past two years.
It’s not easy being a new mother, especially in rural Oregon where isolation and remoteness can pose daily challenges and impact healthy child development. However, help is available.
The unthinkable happens. You have been injured or have an illness that severely affects your ability to be independent. And you may find yourself in your own community or another community, fa…
In our fast-paced digital world, the opportunity for meaningful face-to-face interaction still does exist and perhaps at an unlikely place, the pharmacy.
Being healthy starts well before you ever get sick and need a doctor. Preventative health care can go a long way toward keeping your immune system strong and helping you physically and mentall…
Every time you go to the doctor, she’s going to take a couple of numbers that can tell you a lot about your health. High cholesterol and high blood pressure can both lead to or be symptomatic …
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for Americans, for both men and women and most ethnicities; for American Indians and Asians/Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second to cancer in ca…
Influenza isn’t just a cold on steroids. This disease, which resurfaces every fall and can be a health risk well into the next spring, can knock even the healthiest people out of commission fo…
Weight is no one’s favorite topic, but it is an important factor in your health. Being overweight or obese puts people at greater risk of being diagnosed with chronic conditions like diabetes,…
How you handle stress is a huge factor in the rest of your health as well as your overall quality of life. Poor stress management can make you feel under the weather, exacerbate conditions you…
Grant County businesses and nonprofits working together for stronger communities.
Oregon hunters are getting a new incentive to turn in poachers.
The Blue Mountain Eagle at 150 years is the oldest weekly newspaper in Oregon, although it operated under different names until 1898.
Today’s students have it pretty easy.
If you close your eyes, you can almost see a calf being roped at about the 40-yard line.
The following letter, reprinted from the June 28, 1956, edition of the Eagle is said to have been written in 1863 by Bradford C. Trowbridge, father of Charles Trowbridge of John Day, to his fa…
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